Mom Delivers Quintuplets In 60 Seconds At 29 Weeks, Only One In 55 Million Pregnancies
Jamie and Skyler Scott got married in 2004 and soon welcomed their first child, Shayden, who was born in 2005. A few years later, Jamie gave birth to her second son, Landon. For five years, the couple desperately tried to have another baby.
For five years, Skyler and I had longed to give our boys a sibling. We’d been struggling due to me having ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, so I’d started taking fertility ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. Then we’d tried intrauterine insemination, which hadn’t worked.
Now, their second attempt had. At just 19 weeks, Jamie already looked nine months pregnant! Her bump had gotten so big so quickly that she could no longer walk and needed a wheelchair to stay mobile. She had been at seven-week scan! After all, she had received IVF treatments and had high hormone levels. Imagine their surprise when the nurse pointed to five healthy heartbeats… it was quintuplets! This is estimated to occur in only one out of 55 million pregnancies.
During the first ultrasound, Jamie and Skyler were expected to see one or two little babies.
‘Guess how many babies are in my belly,’ I said. ‘I’m guessing triplets,’ Shayden, 12, said.
‘I’m hoping twins,’ Landon, seven, grinned. ‘It’s higher than twins,’ I laughed. ‘Quads?’ Landon said. ‘Quints?’ Shayden gasped.‘Yes, five babies!’ I beamed.
Both boys’ mouths gaped open in disbelief. They were almost as shocked as my husband.
“When we went to find out the sex, i held my breath.” she said
“A boy… a girl… a girl… another girl… and a boy,’ the sonographer said.
The plan was to deliver the babies by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 33 weeks. But at 21 and a half, there was bad news. The waters had broken on our boy closest to the cervix – he had half the amount of fluid as the other babies. And it meant labour was starting. Maybe they could lose all of the babies. Then something incredible happened. Labour stopped and the membrane healed. Our specialist couldn’t believe it.m From then on, she was kept in hospital. And, last March, at 29 weeks, my ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs started. She gave birth 5 babies after that by C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ.
It took less than 60 seconds to deliver all the children. Check out these cute little bundles of love! Each baby weighed less than 3 pounds (1 kg) at birth. Miraculously, all five children were born healthy. Then they went into In the NICU, all in their own incubators. Over the coming days, babies thrived. All five babies went home in time for their due date.
Skyler and I have agreed we’ll be tired for the next 18 years, and we are hugely outnumbered by our kids, but we’re ready for the ᴍᴀᴅɴᴇss.